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Effects of Interleukin-18 and Anti-interleukin- 18-mAb on Experimental Immunological Liver Fibrosis Induced by Repeatedly Administered Concanavalin A and Its Mechanism

References 1. Xie G, Wang X, Wang L, Atkinson RD, Kanel GC. Role of differentiation of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells in progression and regression of hepatic fibrosis in rats. Gastroenterology 2012;142(4):918-927. 2. Tomiyama C, Watanabe H, Izutsu Y, Watanabe M, Abo T. Suppressive role of hepatic dendritic cells in concanavalin A-induced hepatitis. Clin Exp Immunol 2011;166(2):258-268. 3. Kimura K, Ando K, Ohnishi H, Ishikawa T, Kakumu S, Takemura M, et al. Immunopathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis in chronic

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Hematotoxicity of intratracheally instilled arsenic trioxide in rats

different concentrations of ATO on RBC count. B : Effect of different concentrations of ATO on HGB content. C : Effect of different concentrations of ATO on RDW. ATO, arsenic trioxide; RBC, red blood cell; HGB, hemoglobin; RDW, red blood cell distribution width; CON, control group; LD, low-dose group; MD, medium-dose group; HD, high-dose group. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, as compared with CON. 3.2 Dynamic effects of ATO exposure on rat platelet parameters Figure 2 shows that there were significant reductions in platelet (PLT) counts in the HD group 6 h after

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Correlation between the invasive fungal infection among and their blood glucose levels

substantially less than that in Group C, having a statistically significant difference ( P < 0.05; see Table 2 ). Tab. 2 Between-Group Comparison of the Prevalence of Invasive Fungal Infection (cases, %) Group Number of Cases Number of Cases Prevalence Group A 18 1 5.56* Δ Group B 52 15 28.85 Δ Group C 38 19 50.00 * F value 4.656 P value 0.027 Group A vs Group B χ 2 value 4.114 P value 0.043 Group A vs Group C χ 2 value 10.509 P value 0.001 Group B vs

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Xanthii fructus inhibits malignant behaviors of lung cancer cells

/vol) solution of low-melting-point agar was prepared in normal medium, placed in six-well culture plates, and allowed to solidify. Cells were suspended in RPMI-1640 medium containing 0.3% low-melting-point agar (10 4 /0.5 ml), and the extract was added into the suspension. Then, the suspension was covered on the lower agar layer. The cells were incubated at 37°C in a humidified atmosphere containing 5% CO 2 for 3 weeks. Colonies of sizes >100 μm were counted under a microscope. 2.5.7 Determination of invasion capacity Matrigel was diluted with a precooled serum

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Radix Glehniae extract inhibits migration and invasion of lung cancer cells

SK-MES-1 cells were cultured in RPMI-1640 medium supplemented with 10% FBS and 0.1% penicillin-and-streptomycin (complete RPMI-1640 medium) at 37°C in a humidified atmosphere containing 5% CO 2 . The cells in logarithmic growth phase were used. 2.5.2 CCK-8 assay The viability of 16 HBE cells was measured using CCK-8 analysis. The 16 HBE cells were suspended in complete RPMI-1640 medium at a concentration of 2.5 ×10 4 cells/ml, and 0.2 ml of the suspension was added into each well of 96-well plates. After 12 hour culture, the cells were treated with different

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Advances in research on influencing factors of hepatitis B virus infection caused by blood transfusions

Hepatitis, Geneva, 63rd World Health Assembly, 2000-01-05 [2013-01-16], . WHO Report from the Secretariat on the Viral Hepatitis, Geneva, 63rd World Health Assembly 2000-01-05 [2013-01-16] [4] Hsia C.C., Purcell R.H., Farshid M., Lachenbruch P.A., Yu M.Y., Quantification of hepatitis B virus genomes and infectivity in human serum samples, Transfusion, 2006, 46(10), 1829-1835. 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2006.00974.x Hsia C.C. Purcell R.H. Farshid M. Lachenbruch P.A. Yu M.Y. Quantification of

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Advances in Studies on Prevalence and Interaction Mechanism of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Tuberculosis Coinfection

. Immunity, 2010, 33(4):542-54. 5 Lawn SD, Harries AD, Anglaret X, et al . Early mortality among adults accessing antiretroviral treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS, 2008, 22(15):1897-908. 6 Qin H. Research Progress in Etiopathology of Aids Complicated with Tuberculosis. Journal of Guangxi, 2011, 27(3):2. 7 Xu Y, Pang X. Process in the Research of Double Infection with Aids and Tuberculosis. Tianjin Medical Journal, 2007, 35(5):393-5. 8 World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis control: WHO Report 2010[EB/OL]. (2010-07-31)[2011-05

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In vitro activity of allicin combined with two antibiotics on intestinal Shigella

nephelometer was 0.5 MacFarland; then the bacterial suspension was diluted with M-H broth to 1.5 × 10 5 CFU/mL stock. 2.3.2 Preparation of Antimicrobial Stock Solution We referred to the specifications provided by the National Standard Substance Center, aseptic distilled water and 0.1 mol/L NaOH were used as the solvents to dissolve ceftriaxone and levofloxacin to the final concentration of 1280 μg/mL. We used anhydrous ethanol as solvent to dissolve allicin to the final concentration of 4096 μg/mL. 2.3.3 Determination of MIC of Allicin Separately The MIC of the

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Abnormal platelet count correlates with poor survival in hepatocellular carcinoma

automated hematology analyzer and its matching reagents (Kobe, Japan). The normal reference value of PLT is (100–300) × 10 9 /L, and the abnormal value of PLT is >300 × 10 9 /L (high PLT group) or <100 × 10 9 /L (low PLT group). Patients were divided into two groups: a normal PLT group and an abnormal PLT group (including low PLT group and high PLT group). 2.4 Statistical analysis All statistical analyses were performed with using SPSS 17.0 statistical software (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA), and P -values < 0.05 were defined as statistically significant. The association

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Research progress on human microecology and infectious diseases

’Argenio G. Cariello R. Tuccillo C. Mazzone G. Federico A. Funaro A. et al Symbiotic formulation in experimentally induced liver fibrosis in rats: intestinal microbiota as a key point to treat liver damage? Liver Int 2013 33 687 – 97 [28] Lv L.X., Hu X.J., Qian G.R., Zhang H., Lu H.F., Zheng B.W., et al., Administration of Lactobacillus salivarius LI01 or Pediococcus pentosaceus LI05 improves acute liver injury induced by D-galactosamine in rats, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2014, 98, 5619-32 10.1007/s00253-014-5638-2 Lv L.X. Hu X

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